Portrait of Eddie Cantor

Portrait of Eddie Cantor
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17528
Building: 
Current Location: 
Vault Level
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1884-1982
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a sepia-toned reproduction photograph print of Eddie Cantor.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
25 inches
Width: 
1 inches
Height: 
31 inches
Description: 

Eddie Cantor, born Edward Israel Iskowitz, became a show business legend who did it all-stage, radio, film, television, and nightclubs. He also made records and wrote books. Cantor's big, rolling eyes, unique dialogue delivery, and energetic singing made him a hit in a series of lavish, escapist movie musicals. His weekly radio show, "The Chase and Sanborn Hour", became a mainstay during the 1930s. He received an honorary Academy Award in 1956 for distinguished service to the film industry. In this portrait, Cantor turns to look straight at the camera in what would otherwise be a classic portrait pose if not for Hixon's manipulation of the photo. White lines sketched out of the developing photographic material create a wake off the top of Cantor's hat personalizing the photo, and perhaps even suggesting the buzz he created in the radio and film industry.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes